Book, Film, Video, and Podcast Recommendations
For Loss And Grief Survivors


The Wild Edge of Sorrow Francis Weller

Noted psychotherapist Francis Weller provides an essential guide for navigating the deep waters of sorrow and loss in this lyrical yet practical handbook for mastering the art of grieving.

Transforming Death, Creating Secret Space for the Dying, Melody LeBaron

We’re all going to die. But, in our death-phobic culture, we don’t learn how to die naturally or consciously the way our ancestors did. Instead, we fear death or overmedicalize it, becoming disempowered as a result. In these pages, those at the end of life and their caregivers partner with the process of death and grief, improving outcomes by viewing dying as a natural passage. Melody LeBaron’s groundbreaking new book, “Transforming Death: Creating Sacred Space for the Dying,” returns conscious dying to its rightful place within the sacred fullness of life.

Finding Meaning, The Six Stages of Grief, David Kessler

Based on hard-earned personal experiences, as well as knowledge and wisdom gained through decades of work with the grieving, Kessler introduces a critical sixth stage: meaning. In “Finding Meaning,” Kessler shares the insights, collective wisdom, and powerful tools that will help those experiencing loss.

Transforming Traumatic Grief, Courtney Armstrong

This book provides compassionate support and creative ways to soothe and transform your emotions with powerful, but simple strategies that: – Promote healing and calm feelings of anxiety, anger, or despair – Alleviate nightmares, intrusive images, and ruminating thoughts.

The Transformation, Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma, James S. Gordon, MD

A world-recognized authority and acclaimed mind-body medicine pioneer presents the first evidence-based program to reverse the psychological and biological damage caused by trauma. In the compassionate, compelling pages of “The Transformation,” he invites us on a step-by-step, evidence-based journey to heal the psychological and biological damage that trauma brings and to become the people whom we are meant to be.
Filled with practical tools to alleviate stress, anxiety, fear, and sleeplessness.


The Magic of We: Justin Yopp and Don Rosenstein

When a group of young moms died around the same time, clinicians Justin Yopp and Don Rosenstein wanted to refer their widowed spouses to a grief support group… but none existed. So they started their own. Kate, Justin, and Don discuss the loss of imagined futures and the particular needs of young, widowed parents. Together, they uncover the magic of we.

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If Only I Knew Jackson Snelling


Understanding Suicide, Supporting Children, The Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Families

Understanding Suicide, Supporting Children (24 minutes) provides insight on the emotions and experiences that children, teens and families bereaved after a suicide death often go through, and offers ways to help. The DVD is a resource for training purposes; for general viewing by children, teens, parents, therapists, counselors, professionals in the field of suicide prevention/postvention; and for anyone seeking to better understand suicide and how to support those grieving a suicide death.